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Kansas Geography

The Great Plains of North America slope east from the Rocky Mountains, extending south from Canada, through Kansas, and on into Texas.

The fertile shortgrass prairies and rolling plains of central and eastern Kansas are hilly in many places, especially directly east of Wichita in the Flint Hills, as well as in the Red Hills and Smoky Hills.

The high plains of far western Kansas rise to its border with Colorado, and there, in a series of relatively low mountains, stands the state's highest point, Mt. Sunflower, at 4,039 ft. The state's lowest point is along the banks of the Verdigris River in the southeast.

Major rivers of Kansas include the Missouri along its northeastern border with Missouri, and the Arkansas, Kansas, Saline, Smoky Hill and Republican.

For a closer look at the overall topography of Kansas, view this topographic map!

Kansas Photographs

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Kansas Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Iola Allen 620
Garnett Anderson 785
Atchison Atchison 913
Medicine Lodge Barber 620
Great Bend Barton 620
Fort Scott Bourbon 620
Hiawatha Brown 785
El Dorado Butler 316
Cottonwood Falls Chase 620
Sedan Chautauqua 620
Baxter Springs Cherokee 620
Saint Francis Cheyenne 785
Ashland Clark 620
Clay Center Clay 785
Concordia Cloud 785
Burlington Coffey 620
Coldwater Comanche 620
Arkansas City Cowley 620
Pittsburg Crawford 620
Oberlin Decatur 785
Abilene Dickinson 785
Wathena Doniphan 785
Lawrence Douglas 785
Kinsley Edwards 620
Howard Elk 620
Hays Ellis 785
Ellsworth Ellsworth 785
Garden City Finney 620
Dodge City Ford 620
Ottawa Franklin 785
Junction City Geary 785
Quinter Gove 785
Hill City Graham 785
Ulysses Grant 620
Cimarron Gray 620
Tribune Greeley 620
Eureka Greenwood 620
Syracuse Hamilton 620
Anthony Harper 620
Newton Harvey 316
Sublette Haskell 620
Jetmore Hodgeman 620
Holton Jackson 785
Meriden Jefferson 785
Mankato Jewell 785
Overland Park Johnson 913
Olathe Johnson 913
Lakin Kearny 620
Kingman Kingman 620
Greensburg Kiowa 620
Parsons Labette 620
Dighton Lane 620
Leavenworth Leavenworth 913
Lincoln Lincoln 785
Lacygne Linn 913
Oakley Logan 785
Emporia Lyon 620
Hillsboro Marion 620
Marysville Marshall 785
McPherson McPherson 620
Meade Meade 620
Paola Miami 913
Beloit Mitchell 785
Independence Montgomery 620
Council Grove Morris 620
Elkhart Morton 620
Sabetha Nemaha 785
Chanute Neosho 620
Ness City Ness 785
Norton Norton 785
Osage City Osage 785
Osborne Osborne 785
Minneapolis Ottawa 785
Larned Pawnee 620
Phillipsburg Phillips 785
Wamego Pottawatomie 785
Pratt Pratt 620
Atwood Rawlins 785
Hutchinson Reno 620
Belleville Republic 785
Lyons Rice 620
Manhattan Riley 785
Plainville Rooks 785
La Crosse Rush 785
Russell Russell 785
Salina Saline 785
Scott City Scott 620
Wichita Sedgwick 316
Liberal Seward 620
Topeka Shawnee 785
Hoxie Sheridan 785
Goodland Sherman 785
Smith Center Smith 785
Saint John Stafford 620
Johnson Stanton 620
Hugoton Stevens 620
Wellington Sumner 620
Colby Thomas 785
WaKeeney Trego 785
Alma Wabaunsee 785
Sharon Springs Wallace 785
Washington Washington 785
Leoti Wichita 620
Fredonia Wilson 620
Yates Center Woodson 620
Kansas City Wyandotte 913

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